Action alert from One Iowa Action. One Iowa Action works to preserve and advance the rights of LGBTQ Iowans through grassroots efforts, policy work, voter education, and advocacy. Follow One Iowa Action on Facebook and Twitter
The next few weeks could determine the fairness of Iowa’s electoral system for the next decade.
Yesterday, the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency revealed its first proposal for Iowa’s new political districts. This proposal is politically neutral and follows strict guidelines put into place that make Iowa unique in its redistricting process. We think this process is fair and we need you to speak out in favor of it. There are public hearings scheduled for September 20, 21, and 22 as well as the ability to leave written comments in favor of the proposal.
Unfortunately neutrality is not always guaranteed. If the majority in the legislature decides to vote down the first map, a second must be drawn, which again will be politically neutral. However, if the second is rejected as well, the third map can be amended and subject to partisan calculation. We need to ensure it the process remains free of political calculation.
Redistricting is complicated, but advocating for fair, non-partisan maps is easy. Don’t know what to say? We’re happy to help! Shoot Keenan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you write testimony or review what you’ve already written.
Don’t sit this one out. We never want to end up in a situation where legislators are picking their voters rather than the other way around. Fair maps ensure representation for all.
Thank you for fighting for LGBTQ Iowans.
One Iowa Action Executive Director